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Applying For A Vehicle Export certificate

This service enables you to apply for issuing a vehicle export certificate to export a vehicle outside the UAE either with or without export plates.

Eligibility

Individual customers, citizens and residents, and companies are eligible to apply for this service.

Required documents

For individuals:

  1. Vehicle's documents: Vehicle Clearance Certificate (VCC) or transfer certificate or possession certificate or ownership certificate or possession transfer certificate
  2. Original Emirates ID
  3. Vehicle's plates to hand over
  4. Report from the police if 1 or both plates are lost and if the plate number of the motorcycle is lost
  5. Vehicle technical inspection in case of an expired license or a non-licensed vehicle
  6. Electronic redemption of the mortgage in case of a mortgaged vehicle
  7. If the customer requests the exportation of vehicle under the name of another owner: new insurance to issue export plates
  8. Vehicle insurance: export insurance valid for 14 days if the customer requests export plates + copy of the driver's driving license which must be issued in the UAE or a GCC country since licenses issued in other countries are not accepted when exporting a vehicle with plates
  9. If the customer does not have a traffic file: copy of the passport or the original Emirates ID

For companies:

  1. Vehicle's documents: Vehicle Clearance Certificate (VCC) or transfer certificate or possession certificate or ownership certificate or possession transfer certificate
  2. Official letter in Arabic + copy of the trade license + Letter of Credit Authorization Form (LCAF)
  3. Vehicle's plates to hand over
  4. Report from the police if 1 or both plates are lost and if the plate number of the motorcycle is lost
  5. Vehicle technical inspection in case of an expired license or a non-licensed vehicle
  6. Electronic redemption of the mortgage in case of a mortgaged vehicle
  7. If the customer requests the exportation of vehicle under the name of another owner: new insurance to issue export plates
  8. Vehicle insurance: export insurance valid for 14 days if the customer requests export plates + copy of the driver's driving license which must be issued in the UAE or a GCC country since licenses issued in other countries are not accepted when exporting a vehicle with plates
  9. Copy of the trade license if the customer does not have a traffic file

Output

  • Export certificate with plates if there is insurance
  • Export plates (blue plates) upon the customer's request in case of exporting the vehicle from Dubai to any other country.

Service fees

  • 20 AED vehicle export certificate without plates
  • 100 AED vehicle export certificate with plates
  • 140 AED export inspection and plates fees
  • 25 AED export inspection fees without plates
  • +20 AED knowledge and innovation fees.

Validity

Permanent.

Average processing time

  • Mobile application: instantly
  • Service centres and service providers: 10 minutes
  • Call centre: instantly.

Ways to apply

Process

Through website or mobile application:

  • The customer logs in using the username and password
  • The customer uploads the required documents
  • The customer is required to settle the fees by credit card
  • The customer receives the certificate from the Customer Happiness Centre in Al Barsha or Deira and hands over the plates

Through service centres or service providers:

  • The customer presents the required documents
  • The customer is required to settle the service fees to get the receipt
  • The customer receives the export certificate from the centre
  • The customer receives the export plates upon request.

Through call centre:

  • The customer contacts the call centre on the following number: 8009090
  • The customer provides the call centre with the number of the traffic file and the plate number
  • The customer is required to pay the fees by credit card
  • The customer receives the certificate from the Customer Happiness Centre in Al Barsha or Deira and hands over the plates.

Terms and conditions

  • The customer or the legal representative must be present in person
  • The customer must have an approval from an accredited showroom in Dubai if the seller is not present
  • The customer is required to settle all the traffic fines before receiving this service
  • In case of exporting the vehicle to the same owner with insurance, the remaining period of the insurance can be used to issue export plates if the vehicle is registered
  • After using the certificate, the customer must immediately return the plates to RTA. The customer is not allowed to drive the vehicle
  • The customer must open a traffic file if he doesn't have a file in Dubai
  • The customer must add Salik tag on the plates
  • The plates are subject to all the provisions of the traffic law with respect to fines
  • The customer cannot drive the vehicle on internal roads. Driving the vehicle is only allowed on main roads leading in and out of the country.

FAQs

  • Question 1: What is the procedure if the customer applies for the export certificate from Dubai and then changes his mind and decides to register the vehicle in another emirate?

Answer 1: The customer must check with the service centre to get a possession certificate to register the vehicle in another emirate.

  • Question 2: What is the procedure if the customer loses the export certificate and the certificate is expired and the vehicle is outside the UAE?

Answer 2: The customer must apply for a new export certificate.

  • Question 3: How can the customer check the chassis number if he doesn’t have the original export certificate to bring the vehicle to the UAE?

Answer 3: The customer should communicate with the UAE embassy and submit a copy of the export certificate in order to receive a letter (from the embassy) allowing him to proceed with the service.

  • Question 4: Is a chassis test needed to renew an expired export certificate?

Answer 4: Yes.

  • Question 5: What are the inspection fees to export a heavy vehicle?

Answer 5: If the vehicle is owned by an individual, a chassis test must be undertaken and the fee is 35 AED. If the vehicle is owned by a company, a technical test must be undertaken and the fee is 130 AED.

  • Question 6: The export certificate expires and the customer has not exported the vehicle yet. What are the fines to be paid if the customer registers the vehicle without renewing the certificate?

Answer 6: There aren’t any fines, but the customer cannot renew the certificate. The customer must have a new insurance to export the vehicle via Dubai Customs.

  • Question 7: Is the resident allowed to issue an export vehicle if the residence visa has expired?

Answer 7: No, the resident must have a valid visa.

  • Question 8: Is the personal presence of the export plates owner and the holder of the export certificate along with the person who will be driving the vehicle outside the country mandatory?

Answer 8: Yes, the personal presence is mandatory.

  • Question 9: Is it possible to export a vehicle with window tinting films?

Answer 9: The new law requires the removal of the window tinting films before exporting the vehicle.

  • Question 10: What is the procedure if the customer imports a vehicle from abroad and decides to sell it before registering it or even decides to register it in another country?

Answer 10: If the company imports a vehicle, it may transfer its ownership. If an individual imports a vehicle, he can request a Vehicle Clearance Certificate to register it in any emirate.

  • Question 11: What is the procedure if the customer has an export certificate which is valid for 15 days only and it expires?

Answer 11: A chassis test is required.

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